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Rusk County sheriff’s office grapples with nation-wide ammo shortage

Rusk County sheriff’s office grapples with nation-wide ammo shortage
KEVIN GREEN
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 8:30am

The nationwide ammunition shortage plaguing gun owners and law enforcement agencies is taking its toll on the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department, officials said Monday.

“We’ve got orders right now that are backlogged,” said Rusk County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Roberts, adding the department is still waiting on an order placed in February. “It’s just hard to get.”

Under normal circumstances, Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Price said, orders would be delivered in less than a week but now they are waiting up to 10 months on an ammunition order. 

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